The 44rd Symposium on Biomaterials, Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC) will be held in person in New Orleans (USA) on May 1st-4th 2022! This year we are including 12 exciting sessions that cover leading-edge biotechnology topics towards the production of fuels, chemicals, and materials. Some of these new topics illustrate the evolution of the SBFC and include carbon sequestration, plastics deconstruction, and lignocellulose and organic waste conversion for the production of sustainable aviation fuels and performance-advantaged materials, bioaccumulation of inorganic materials, and improvement of bioenergy crops. In addition, this year we have also included 2 special topics to highlight the advances on the biotechnological production of food alternative proteins as well as the use of artificial intelligence and bio-foundries to accelerate the pace of synthetic biology. The SBFC will also cover hybrid approaches that combine biology, chemical separations, and catalysis, all towards moving forward our bioeconomy and bioenergy.

Nominations for the following SIMB awards and honors will be presented at the 2022 SBFC in New Orleans and 2022 SIMB Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Visit to access nomination forms and instructions or contact Raj Boopathy, SIMB Awards and Honors Chair.

Presented at SBFC

Charles D. Scott Award
Bioeconomy Leadership Award

Presented at SIMB Annual Meeting

Charles Thom Award
Charles Porter Award
SIMB Fellowship
SIMB Young Investigator Award
Waksman Outstanding Teaching Award

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Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology (JIMB) now publishes all research open access and as soon as it’s available, ensuring that both theoretical and applied microbiologists can easily keep up to date in this fast-moving field.

JIMB provides reviews and reports of original research in the field of applied microbiology and biotechnology. An international journal JIMB covers all aspects relating to the study of microorganisms and the industrial application of microbiology.

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4/29/21 The election results are in


Please welcome our new officers:

Nigel Mouncey,
DOE Joint Genome Institute

Elisabeth Elder,
Georgia Southwestern State University

Ben Shen,
The Scripps Research Institute

DATE: Thursday, January 14, 2021
TIME: 2:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time (includes a 15 minute break)
LOCATION: Online via Zoom

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSCA), and Society for the
Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) are hosting a joint discussion with the Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) and the
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) on the future of biological collections.

For more information and to register please visit the AIBS event page.

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